Sarah Silverman ‘in awe’ of Billie Jean King, Colin Kaepernick

Published to CNN on September 25, 2017

In “Battle of the Sexes,” Sarah Silverman plays a woman who stands with tennis champ Billie Jean King in the fight for women’s rights, and in real life, the actress and comedian applauds other sports figures she thinks are taking similarly worthy stands.

“[King] just wanted to be the best tennis player in the world, and she realized that there was a responsibility,” Silverman told CNN in a recent sit-down to promote the film, which opened in theaters over the weekend. “She had to be a symbol of the equality movement…and that was brave.”

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